Wayne "The Train" Hancock's new album is all done and ready to smoke jukeboxes all over the land. "Viper of Melody" is set for an April 21th release and will available on CD and a limited edition LP--just the way Wayne's music begs to be heard.
Pre-order now and hear some advance tracks on the Bloodshot Radio station now!
Exene recorded a duet with Dex Romweber for the upcoming album The Ruins of Berlin by the Dex Romweber Duo. The album also features duets with Cat Power, Neko Case and some guitar work by Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids. The album is scheduled for a February 10th, 2009 release.
We are giddy with pride to announce the signing of a worldwide, multi-album deal with singer, artist, long-time Bloodshot hero and author Exene Cervenka.
Her first album for the label is in the works, and will be released in 2009. Exene will be recording this fall, fans of her mixed-media collages can look forward to new artwork for the CD packaging as well.
Bags of money, instruments of bondage, and an enormous cigar all played roles in Bloodshot Records’ signing of American Music luminary Dexter Romweber. Just hours after setting the stage on fire at Chicago’s Red Line Tap this July 16, the Dexter Romweber camp, consisting of the legendary frontman’s sister and band-mate, Sara Romweber, and the pair’s childhood friend and manager Brett Steele, arrived at the Bloodshot compound to ink a multi-album deal.
Co-owner Rob Miller, a non-smoker, sauntered to the signing table sporting a Dominican stogie no less than 10.5 inches long. Rob’s message—that he is an industry fat-cat, ripe with the power and influence of 10 ordinary co-presidents, and someone not to be trifled with under any imaginable circumstance—was clear. “Pleasure to be in business with you… Friends….” spoke Rob, glancing charismatically at the signees in between airy puffs on his unlit tobacco-product.
Following the signing, sweet, sweet whiskey was served and a good time was had by all. Fake bags of money were placed on the table—a clear symbol of the future for these artists and business people, who, thanks to some creative visual-aids, all understand each other a bit better.
Dex and his sister Sara have finished up recording the album The Ruins of Berlin to be released on CD and LP February, 10th 2009. Features Dex dueting with long time fans Neko Case, Cat Power, Exene Cervenka (X), and Rick Miller from Southern Culture on the Skids plays some guitar for those of you in need of some garage-surf hog heaven.
Recording will commence November '08 for the new PVC record. For this go 'round, PVC will be backing the considerable talents of the Rockabilly Filly Rosie Flores. If you saw them play together at '08's American Music Festival at Fitzgerald's (expecially that version of the Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant" you know we're all in for a treat.